Monday, JULY 17 With a Mercury-Jupiter square this morning, we need room to explore and create, visualize new solutions to problems, and express ourselves freely. However, we
Monday, JULY 17
With a Mercury-Jupiter square this morning, we need room to explore and create, visualize new solutions to problems, and express ourselves freely. However, we are inclined to exaggerate or miss the bigger point. We should watch for a strong tendency to overstate or overestimate in our quest for meaning. Mental anxiety could manifest as we can swing from blind faith to doubt, making it difficult to make good, practical choices.
We might also watch for scattering our energies or taking on too many activities at once–we could be looking so far ahead that we forget the essential details or disclaimers. We might waste our time on inconsequential matters.
A New Moon occurs in Cancer today at 2:33 PM EDT, prompting us to begin anew, particularly with our personal lives, home, and family. This is a time for feeding our foundation — all that we call home, including the foundation we’ve built inside ourselves, needs to be tended to and honored. It’s a time to recognize the importance of our family and personal circle of friends and the security, sense of belonging, and safety we derive from them.
Because this New Moon is opposite Pluto, we should watch for overdoing and paranoid or fear-driven actions. We might face outside resistance or obstacles that propel our need to start fresh. This New Moon harmonizes with Neptune, and our inspiration supports our efforts to rebuild and start over.
The Moon’s True North Node moves into Aries (and the South Node into Libra) today. Until January 11th, 2025, we receive the message that over-identifying with a partnership or resorting to appeasing a partner can undermine our relationships. We’re working on co-dependency issues and indecision by cultivating independence.
It’s a period of learning to love ourselves, trust our instincts, and lead without fear. Learning to act on our impulses, which implies a certain amount of self-confidence, is an empowering lesson of the North Node in Aries. Rather than focusing only on achieving harmony and balance in relationships, striving for internal peace will improve our relations and bring us happiness and satisfaction.
The Moon is void from 11:06 PM EDT, with the Moon’s last aspect before changing signs (an opposition to Pluto), until the Moon enters Leo the next day, Tuesday, July 18th, at 12:40 AM EDT.
Overview of the Day (Monday) EDT(GMT-04:00) View in my time